Your own aquarium store?

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Ever consider owning your own aquarium store?

  1. Yes.

    49 vote(s)
    66.2%
  2. No.

    25 vote(s)
    33.8%
  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Ever consider owning your own aquarium store?
    What did you conclude?
     
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  3. Nemo 22

    Nemo 22 Coral Banded Shrimp

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    No because im too new for it.gotta have years in
     
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  4. geekdafied

    geekdafied 3reef Sponsor

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    I own an online store ;D but you knew that already, lol!
     
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  5. BillyD

    BillyD Feather Duster

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    I have considered it, but im with Nemo on lack of experience. then again that doesnt mean you cant hire someone that does know alot about it to help run things as you learn.
     
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  6. omard

    omard Gnarly Old Codfish

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    I plan to.


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    "Reef on"​
     
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  7. gazog

    gazog Kole Tang

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    we seriously looked into it 10 years ago. Wanted both fresh and saltwater with a few lizards and snakes tossed into the mix. Found out to o do it right it was way to expensive then! Can't imagine what it would cost now....
     
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  9. BaxterS80

    BaxterS80 Pajama Cardinal

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    I have often considered it, especially when I go to LFS and get bad customer service. I think if I am getting bad service, so are others...8)
     
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  10. coral reefer

    coral reefer Giant Squid

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    I would love to! The initial cost associated with it, and the location has to be ideal though! Then you have to hire competent, knowledgeable and conscientious help which is a hurdle to be dealt with!
     
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  11. reef_guru

    reef_guru Humpback Whale

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    i used to own one. with todays economy and other reasons im glad i dont anymore
     
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  12. Diver_1298

    Diver_1298 Eyelash Blennie

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    Yes, I (we) considered it. And we even had a close friend that did. Unfortunately IMO she opened it in the wrong location and with the wrong partner. :) It only lasted about two years.


    Jim
     
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